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African American Museum and Library at Oakland

The African American Museum and Library at Oakland digital collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1940s to the 2000s. These recordings include an oral history collection containing recent interviews with African-American residents of Oakland, interviews with Blues musician Brownie McGhee, and home movies recorded by Oakland's Collier family.


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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Newsreel Films
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Description : Footage of the Black Panther Party Free Breakfast for School Children Program at Sacred Heart Church at Fillmore and Fell Street in San Francisco, California [no sound]. Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film  May Day Panther a.k.a. May Day (Newsreel #29) . Thanks to historical researcher and consultant Paul Lee for providing the location where this footage was shot. Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black power, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, California Newsreel, Free...
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Description : Unidentified Vietnam War footage [?] [no sound] Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
Topics: Vietnam War, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection
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Note : Recording is quite dark throughout. Additional Title : Collier Family Home Movies Description : Collier family home movie recorded on Christmas day 1952. Christmas tree [00:11], child playing [00:19], puppet playing [00:33], presents under Christmas tree [00:57], woman lighting cigarette [01:48]. Collection Guide : Collier Family Papers Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Description : Vietnam War protest march San Francisco, California [no sound] Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
Topics: Vietnam War, Protests, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Williams, Benjamin V.
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Description : KPIX news reporter Ben Williams' news report and interview with Sara Jane Moore, attempted assassin of president Gerald Ford in San Francisco, California in 1975. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Collection Guide : Williams (Benjamin V.) Papers Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
Topic: californiarevealed
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
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Note : Interviewer is not mic-ed so questions are very low. Description : Interview with newspaper columnist and broadcast journalist Valena Williams. She worked as a news analyst for WTAM (NBC), a station manager for KQED, and was a lecturer in journalism at the University of California Berkeley. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Collection Guide : Guide to the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Robert C. Maynard...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : [No sound] Oakland High School (OHS) students and the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade of Berkeley protesting the police shooting of 14-year old Melvin Black in Oakland, California, on March 23, 1979.  Members of the youth brigade along with OHS students and other protestors led a 30-block march urging for demonstrations at Oakland Police Department headquarters. On March 17, 1979, Melvin Black was shot by two Oakland Police Department officers after they confronted him...
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Topics: Police violence, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, Melvin Black (1963-1979), Oakland High School...
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Payton, Jay
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:05 . Description : Episode of the weekly KEMO-TV music show The Jay Payton Show hosted by legendary Bay Area emcee Jay Payton and includes performances by musical groups Fresh, The Black Resurgents, The Tent of Darkness, dancers The Fantastic Four, and special guest Delacey White of the Uptights. The show was a weekly entertainment show featuring national and Bay Area African American musicians and performers. Jay Payton was the heart of the Bay Area's African...
Topic: californiarevealed
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Aruna Vasudev, Annabel Compton, George Movshon
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Description : Interview with Bobby Seale on United Nations Television  International Zone with Alistair Cooke, produced for the U.S. Broadcasters Committee for the United Nations by United Nations Television ; supervising producer, Ben Park ; executive producer, George Movshon. Featured on the program's soundtrack are songs from Elaine Brown's Seize The Time - Black Panther Party . Thanks to historical researcher and consultant Paul Lee for his editorial comments. Collection Guide :  Henry...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black Panther Party, Black power, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection,...
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
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Note : Interviewer is not mic-ed so questions are very low. Audio is low overall as on original tape. Description : Interview with Austin Long Scott. In 1961, Austin Scott became the first African American full-time reporter hired by The Associated Press. He was based in Sacramento covering the California Legislature for three years, then in 1964 the Associated Press moved him to New York City. He covered the Harlem riots that year, and then reported on similar urban uprisings in city after...
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Description : Black Panther Chairman Bobby Seale delivering keynote speech at the Oakland Auditorium on July 18, 1969, at the Black Panthers' National Conference for a United Front Against Fascism [no sound] The United Front Against Fascism (UFAF) conference was held at the Oakland Auditorium and DeFremery Park ("Lil' Bobby Hutton Memorial Park") in Oakland, California, from July 18 to 20, 1969. Thanks to historical researcher and consultant Paul Lee for his identification and...
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Topics: Black Panther Party, Black power, Bobby Seale, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, United Front...
Description : Part 1: Testing [00:00]; Beginnings in sports as a baseball and basketball player [00:12]; Naming of sports column as "Here It "˜Tis" [01:50]; Writing for California Voice and opportunity to meet sport celebrities [02:15]; Meeting Jackie Robinson [03:07]; Frank Robinson playing at McClymonds High School [03:57]; African American prize fighters in Oakland [05:14]; San Pablo Park Baseball League [08:25]; Oakland baseball players [10:21]; Pitcher Arthur "˜Kelly'...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Childcare: People's Liberation (Newsreel #56) Produced by Newsreel members Bonnie Friedman and Karen Mitnik. The film shows how community run childcare centers are a step toward liberation, by giving parents and children a chance to foster new relationships. Shown are parents utilizing community spaces to organize their own daycare centers. Featured in the film is the Children's Free School (1970-1977), operated by residents of Morningside Heights, New York, under Columbia...
Topics: Newsreel, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, Children's Free School (N.Y.), The Children's...
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by McGhee, Brownie
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Note : Begins abruptly. Background noise and hiss as on original tape. Description : Side A description: Silence [00:00]; Les Paul and Mary Ford [00:07]; First time in Chicago [02:36]; Father as a songwriter and musician [03:00]; Father leaves for work [04:02]; Brownie goes to Kingsport, Tennessee and begins selling liquor [05:20]; Recuperation after polio operation [05:50]; Father shoots wife [06:01]; Father released from prison and return home [07:50]; Learns to play father's guitar in...
Topics: californialightandsound, McGhee, Brownie
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Description : Educator activist Oscar Carl Wright recounts his childhood growing up the child of sharecroppers in Coahoma County, Mississippi, attending Alcorn State University, and his advocacy for education equality for black students in the Oakland Unified School District. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by...
Topic: californiarevealed
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by McGhee, Brownie
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Note : Background noise and hiss as on original tape. Begins and ends abruptly. Description : Side A description: Silence [00:00]; Moving as a child, jukebox [00:15]; Dancehall in house, bootlegging, Police chief Jim Broyles raid [02:11]; Bootlegging case dismissed by judge [06:00]; Judge convinces him to leave town [07:50]; Moves to North Carolina, New York [08:35]; Police confiscate his car because of bootlegging [10:38]; Travels to West Virginia to play music in the coal fields [15:15];...
Topics: californialightandsound, McGhee, Brownie
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Description : Lothario Lotho discusses changes he's seen living in Oakland, California and musical, political and cultural organizations in Oakland. Source : 1 Tape of 1: MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Payton, Jay
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:51. Description : Episode of the weekly KEMO-TV music show "Soul Is" hosted by legendary Bay Area emcee Jay Payton. The show was a weekly entertainment show featuring national and Bay Area African American musicians and performers. Jay Payton was the heart of the Bay Area's African American music scene serving as the emcee at numerous clubs in San Francisco and Oakland and introducing and promoting many jazz and R&B musicians such as Lou Rawls,...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Newsreel Films
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Description : Bobby Seale, Kathleen Cleaver, and Carlton Goodlett speaking at Black Panther Party Free Huey P. Newton rally held on May 1, 1969 in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco, California. Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film  May Day Panther a.k.a. May Day (Newsreel #29) . Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black power, Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Carlton Goodlett, Henry Williams...
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by McGhee, Brownie
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Note : In part 1, audio levels lower at 00:09:20. Left channel remains low through all parts. Background noise and hiss as on original tape. Begins and ends abruptly. Description : TAPE 1: Side A description: Silence [00:00]; First records, Recording with Sonny Terry for Alan Lomax at the Library of Congress [00:05];Paul Robeson asks him to perform at concert [02:22]; Paul Robeson introduces him on stage at Riverside Theater [04:24]; Millard Lampell invites him to come to New York City [08:59];...
Topics: californialightandsound, McGhee, Brownie
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : End of Part 2 becomes nearly inaudible from 00:28:00 to end. Description : Working for Dr. T. E. Shumate's drugstore [00:00]; Dr. T. E. Shumate hiring African Americans [02:04]; Shumate's influence on San Francisco mayor James Rolfe [03:04]; Taking case of champagne to mayor Rolfe [03:55]; Dr. T. E. Shumate and Butler come to defense of Jewish customer harassed by police officer [05:53]; Third Baptist Church in San Francisco [09:00]; Art [11:12]; Letter from California Historical Society...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Note : Interview abruptly begins and there is very loud audio buzz beginning at 00:06:30 to the end of the tape. The interview is finished around 00:05:40. Description : Duane Deterville discusses the art community in Oakland, California. Source : 1 Tape of 1: MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description :  Protest rally in support of the Moody Park Riots Houston, Texas [no sound] Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: Moody Park Riots, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection
Description :  National Chicano Moratorium Committee East Los Angeles protest August 29, 1970 [no sound] Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or...
Topics: National Chicano Moratorium Committee, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection
Description :  Vietnam War and AT&T worker protests in San Francisco, California [no sound] Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: Vietnam War, Protests, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection
Speech by Congressman Ronald V. Dellums to the students of Laney College on the US invasion of Grenada, human rights violations in Central America, and military spending. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, United States--Military relations
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
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Symposium held as part of the the Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life's Vision Toward Tomorrow exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, African American history--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Source: Audio cassette: 3 Tapes of 3
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Note : Part 2 begins abruptly. Description : Earl Martin Price discusses growing up in West Oakland, surfing as a child in Santa Monica, his parent's interracial marriage, his dad's membership in the Communist Party, his involvement in radical politics with Mark Comfort, and his visit to Cuba. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Note : Both parts begin and end abruptly. Description : Jerri Lange discusses her family's deep roots in Oakland, her father's military service as a 'Buffalo soldier,' the community of West Oakland before World War II, fishing as a child at Jack London Square, clashes between old families and new migrants, and her education and career. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Description : Patricia Scott-Brooks and Jenee Scott discuss growing up in North Oakland, their parents' barbershop business, and the discrimination they faced in business. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
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Description :  Protest rally in support of the Moody Park Riots Houston, Texas [no sound] Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: Moody Park Riots, California Newsreel, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection
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Note : Unrelated content for first 40 seconds. Description : Tarea Hall Pittman birthday party held on January 30, 1953. Tarea Hall Pittman sings "My man" [1:08], Mansion C. Hall recites poem [3:53], Clarice Isaacs sings "I only have eyes for you" [5:53], Ike Fletcher sings "Are you lonesome tonight" [7:55], Mrs. James speech [9:36], John Dial tells joke about women workers during World War II [10:37], Clarice Isaacs sings "My devotion" [12:50], Josephine...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Background noise and hiss as on original tapes. Begins and ends abruptly. Description : Part 1 : Silence [00:00]; J.B. Long, Blind Boy Fuller, and the dog song [00:05]; Women and blues lyrics, slave society [01:49]; Salvation in religion, resentment in his blues lyrics [05:15]; Giving up on religion [12:19]; J.B. Long, Blind Boy Fuller, and Old Red [15:43]; Song, "Me and my dog blues," blues lyrics [18:00]; Stopped using dirty lyrics in his songs [19:25]; "Love, truth, and...
Topics: californialightandsound, McGhee, Brownie
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Description : Sarah O'Neal Rush discusses growing up in Oakland, California, the Pie Queen, and her great-grandfather Booker T. Washington. Source : 1 Tape of 1: MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
Topic: californiarevealed
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Description : Susan Richardson discusses her involvement with social movements during the 1960s, Synanon, and the Black Panther Party. Source : 1 Tape of 1: MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright...
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Note : Part 2 is silent from 00:03:35 to 00:05:57. Description : Part 1: Talking about recording [00:19]; Birth and family in Tuscaloosa, Alabama [00:42]; Move to Oakland in 1920s [01:49]; Courtship of wife in Pensacola, Florida [02:31]; Schooling in Atlanta, Georgia [05:50]; Lost voice and hearing during World War I [06:30]; Reason for moving to Bay Area [07:07]; Return from World War I and stops drinking coffee [07:55]; Marriage returning after the war and teaching in Florida [08:50];...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Note : Interviewee's microphone is occasionally muffled. Description : Activist and "mother of the Black Panthers" Ruth Villa discusses her childhood in Louisiana and her long association with members of the Black Panther Party in Oakland. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
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Note : Buzz in audio throughout, as on original tape. Ends abruptly. Description : Interview with journalist Nancy Hicks Maynard. In 1967, she started at the Washington Post and was the only black woman covering news. She moved to on to work at the New York Times where she was the first black woman reporter and covered many civil rights stories at universities. In 1983, she and her husband, Bob Maynard, purchased the Oakland Tribune, becoming the first Black owners of a major metropolitan...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Former Alameda County Superior Court judge, Judge White, drew national headlines in the 1970s when he led the defense team in the "Zebra" murder trial in San Francisco. Before the trial, racial tensions were high as police routinely detained black men on the streets to find those responsible for a series of killings of whites. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 3 Tapes of 3
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Mary Beth "Orunamamu" Washington was a Berkeley school district teacher and East Bay storyteller and griot. Orunamamu traveled, often by train, to storytelling festivals and venues where she would set up a mobile storytelling museum. For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
African American actor Bob Allen discusses working in Hollywood in the 1940s. Written on tape: Bob Allen Svansjogatan 57 APT 2017 Bellevuegarden 217 66 Malmo Sweden Tel. 040-27 14 24 For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, African American history--California, Motion picture industry--California,...
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
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Note : Heavy distortion at the very beginning. Hiss and background noise throughout. Content ends abruptly. Description : Speech by Congressman Ronald V. Dellums critical of the United States military budget delivered to the Commonwealth Club of California. Collection Guide : Ronald V. Dellums Congressional Papers Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with investigative journalist Earl Caldwell. Earl Caldwell worked his way up from small newspaper to midsize and finally to the New York Times and New York Daily News. While covering the Black Panthers for the New York Times, he stood against the FBI and the Nixon Administration refusing to disclose confidential information about his sources in the Panthers. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court and resulted in the enactment of individual states' shield laws protecting...
Topic: californiarevealed
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Note : Interview begins 55 seconds in. Description : Frances Dunham Catlett discusses her family's history in the church, following Rev. Howard Thurman to California, and her work as a social worker and artist. Source : 1 Tape of 1: MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : [No sound] Black Panther Party (BPP) National Conference for a United Front Against Fascism held at DeFremery Park ("Lil' Bobby Hutton Memorial Park") on July 20, 1969, and the Oakland Auditorium on July 18, 1969 in Oakland, California Footage includes the "Medical Profession versus Fascism" speech by Dr. Philip Shapiro, prominent Bay Area Psychiatrist and Human Rights activist with the Medical Committee for Human Rights [0:10] and the "Religion versus...
Topics: Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, Black Panther Party, Black power, California Newsreel, United...
Description : Introduction [00:00]; First acquaintance with Y.M.C.A. in the 1920s [00:25]; Y.M.C.A. moved from Market St. to 8th and Filbert St. / Linden St. [01:21]; Hiring first full-time director Richard Smith [02:20]; Joining Y.M.C.A. staff in 1937 as part of federal program [03:05]; Y.M.C.A. programs and participants [06:29]; Richard Smith [09:25]; Hardship among African Americans during the Great Depression [10:30]; Y.M.C.A programs during the Great Depression [11:35]; Facing job...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Description : At the time of the fire, George, Bonnie, and Angel Abrams lived on Romany Road, George was a banker, Bonnie was an X-ray technician, and Angel was in grade school. When the fire started, Bonnie and Angel were driving home from church and George was at work. Collection Guide : African Americans Affected by the East Bay Hills Fire Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Additional Title : Collier Family Home Movies Description : Home movie recorded by U.S. airman Frank Collier while serving in the 19th Bombardment Group. Two U.S. Air Force bombers landing [00:01], U.S. airmen talking and laughing [00:57], U.S. airmen talking on tarmac [01:05], U.S. airmen exiting truck [01:10], U.S. airmen sitting on wings of bomber for group photograph [01:25] Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : Collier Family Papers Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Newsreel Films
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Description : Baby D reciting a poem written by Bunchy Carter at Black Panther Party Free Huey P. Newton rally held on May 1, 1969 in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco, California. Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film  May Day Panther a.k.a. May Day (Newsreel #29) . Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black power, California Newsreel, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, Bunchy...
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by Newsreel Films
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Description : Van Taylor, member of the San Francisco branch of the Black Panther Party, speaking at a Free Huey P. Newton rally held on May 1, 1969 in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco, California. Taylor discusses the April 28, 1969 police raid on the Black Panther Party's San Francisco office and arrest of Field Marshal Donald L. Cox. Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film  May Day Panther a.k.a. May...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black power, California Newsreel, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, Van...
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by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Description : Ted Dang discusses his family's history migrating from China, the history and development of Oakland's Chinatown, his experiences growing up in Oakland, California, and his experience during the Oakland Hills Fire and it's aftermath. Source : 1 Tape of 1: MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Black Panther Party (BPP) National Conference for a United Front Against Fascism at DeFremery Park ("Lil Bobby Hutton Memorial Park") on July 20, 1969 and the Oakland Auditorium on July 18, 1969 [no sound] Speakers include Third World Liberation Front spokesperson Roger Alvarado [0:10] BPP Minister of Education Raymond "Masai" Hewitt [1:37] United Farm Workers (UFW) representative [1:41] Edward M. Keating, publisher of Ramparts , relaying greetings from Huey...
Topics: Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, Black Panther Party, Black power, United Front Against Fascism...
Description : International Hotel (I-Hotel) protest rally against San Francisco Mayor George Moscone in front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California. Protest was in support of the largely  Filipino American tenants evicted by the Four Seas Investment Corporation. [no sound] Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
Topics: International Hotel, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, George Moscone
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by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Note : Part 1 ends abruptly. Description : Lee Williams discusses his family's migration to California from Texas, growing up in Oakland in the 1940s, his grandparents work in the shipyards during World War II, playing as a child in West Oakland, his experiences as a musician, and the effects of urban redevelopment on Oakland. Source : 2 Tapes of 2 : MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Description : Kathleen Cleaver speaking at a Black Panther Party Free Huey P. Newton rally held on May 1, 1969 in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco, California. Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film  May Day Panther a.k.a. May Day (Newsreel #29) . Collection Guide : Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black Panther Party, Black power, California Newsreel, Henry Williams Jr. Film...
Description : Testing [00:00]; Introduction [00:27]; Born in house at 714 Pine St. Oakland, California [00:49]; Born on May 26, 1876 [02:48]; Living in San Francisco [03:16]; Mother sends her to Red Bluff to live with grandfather, John Scott [03:40]; Moves to Stockton, California [04:20]; Grandmother brought to Sacramento, California as a slave [04:44]; Grandmother came to California around the horn [06:15]; Grandmother would not talk about slavery [07:11]; Grandmother named mother after sister...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Introduction [00:00]; Spelling of last name [00:24]; Start of printing business [00:39]; Arrival in Oakland in 1904 [01:00]; Learning the printing trade in the Oakland public schools [01:20]; Bridges Printing [01:50]; Original location of printing business on 13th St. and Willow St. [02:07]; No other employees initially [02:55]; Extending credit to customers [03:21]; Competition from other printers [03:52]; Advertising [04:30]; No business permits needed [05:32]; Opened business...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State Assemblywoman Maxine Waters' Women's History Month luncheon featuring speakers Lillian Garland, Alice Walker and Gloria Steinem For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: U-matic: 1 Tape of 1
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Recording of the dedication ceremony of a segment of state highway 24, the Grove-Shafter Freeway, renamed the William Byron Rumford Freeway in honor of the first African American elected to a state public office in Northern California. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Rumford, William Byron, 1908-1986
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
Note : Part 1: Content begins at 00:00:25, after the color bars. Audio begins in channel 2, then switches to channel 1. Audio in channel 2 at 05:42. Content abruptly ends. Part 2: Content begins at 00:00:30, after the color bars. There is audio over the color bars. Content abruptly begins and ends. Part 3: Content begins at 00:00:20, after the color bars. There is audio over the color bars. Abruptly begins and ends. Part 4: Content begins at 00:00:25, after the color bars. There is audio over...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Production on Oakland's early African American pioneers by the Northern California Center for Afro-American History & Life (NCCAAHL) drawing from the collections at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland. Written on tape: Slide A Slide Show/Side B For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, African American history--California, African American history--California--San...
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Muriel Taylor Collier was born in 1910 in Oakland, California the daughter of Patrick Willis Taylor and Lillian C. Taylor. She was raised in a well-educated, middle-class family as her father worked for the Pullman Company as a sleeping car porter and was also active in the local branch of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Description : William Wong discusses growing up in Oakland's Chinatown in the 1940s, his parent's restaurant, the Oakland's ethnic diversity, his work as a journalist at the Oakland Tribune, and his family's celebration of the Chinese New Year. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
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Note : Interviewer is not mic-ed so questions are very low. Interviewee audio levels vary. Description : Interview with reporter and professor Robert Terrell. Terrell was a reporter for the New York Post during the turbulent black power movement and later became a professor at California State University East Bay. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Collection Guide : Guide to the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Description : Odell H. Sylvester Jr. discusses attending the University of California Berkeley in the 1940s, his experiences as an Oakland police officer patroling the night clubs on 7th Street, and growing up in Kansas City, Missouri. Source : 2 Tapes of 2 : MiniDV Collection Guide : African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Description : Kathleen Cleaver speaking at a Black Panther Party Free Huey P. Newton rally held on May 1, 1969 in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco, California. Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film  May Day Panther a.k.a. May Day (Newsreel #29) . Collection Guide : Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black power, California Newsreel, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, Kathleen...
Description: Topics discussed at the December 4, 1976, Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park Advisory Committee meeting include procedures for operating a cooperating association, visitor services, reports on crowd control during the park dedication ceremonies, agricultural uses of farm areas within the town, park maintenance, and water use issues at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Collection Guide : Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park Advisory Committee Audio Recordings...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Dellums, Ronald V., 1935-2018
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California Congressmember Ronald V. Dellums talks about his early campaigning, activities with Shirley Chisholm, media handling of his congressional campaign and his relationship with the press including the Oakland Tribune. For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: Audio cassette: 3 Tapes of 3
California Congressmember Ronald V. Dellums addresses the Third Annual Black Arts Cultural Festival speaking about his support for Shirley Chisholm and the integrity of coalition politics. For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Newsreel Films
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Description : Unidentified woman speaking at Black Panther Party demonstration held on May 1, 1969 in honor of Huey Newton in front of the Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco, California [no sound]. Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film MayDay . Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black power, California Newsreel, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Newsreel Films
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Description : Stew Albert speaking at Black Panther Party Free Huey P. Newton rally held on May 1, 1969 in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco, California. Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film  May Day Panther a.k.a. May Day (Newsreel #29) . Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black power, California Newsreel, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, Stew...
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Newsreel Films
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Description : Kathleen Cleaver speaking at a Black Panther Party Free Huey P. Newton rally held on May 1, 1969 in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco, California. Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film  May Day Panther a.k.a. May Day (Newsreel #29) . Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black power, California Newsreel, Kathleen Cleaver, Henry Williams Jr. Film...
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Newsreel Films
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Description : Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film  May Day Panther a.k.a. May Day (Newsreel #29) . Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: California Newsreel, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Newsreel Films
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Description : Van Taylor, member of the San Francisco branch of the Black Panther Party, speaking at a Free Huey P. Newton rally held on May 1, 1969 in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco, California. Taylor discusses the April 28, 1969 police raid on the Black Panther Party's San Francisco office and arrest of Field Marshal Donald L. Cox. Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film  May Day Panther a.k.a. May...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black power, California Newsreel, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, Van...
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Description : Kathleen Cleaver speaking at a Black Panther Party Free Huey P. Newton rally held on May 1, 1969 in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco, California. Outtakes and b-roll footage believed to be taken as part of the California Newsreel film  May Day Panther a.k.a. May Day (Newsreel #29) . Collection Guide :  Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Transmission...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Black power, California Newsreel, Kathleen Cleaver, Henry Williams Jr. Film...